2018 ACA Coaches' Conference & Athlete Clinics
Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Alberta Cheerleading Association and Spring Tumbling are excited to once again partner for the 2018 Coaches’ Conference Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Location TBD.
The conference classes and workshop sessions will provide a unique opportunity to learn new skills, grow and develop your program, and to network with other like-minded people from within our Cheer Community!
The 2018 information package will be released this Fall 2018.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, September 22, 2018
The Alberta Cheerleading Association's AGM will be held in conjunction with the 2018 ACA Coaches' Conference on September 22, 2018 - Location TBD.
ACA Awards Banquet
Friday, September 21, 2018
Information to follow.
Below are the awards and scholarships that may be handed out each year. This is a great opportunity for the ACA and its members to recognize some of the outstanding work being done within the sport of cheerleading in our province, as well as a time for us to all get together and mingle.
Athlete of the Year
The Athlete of the Year Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated continued commitment and excellence in the sport of cheerleading through their role as a school and/or club cheerleader.
Supporting School & Community Spirit Award
- The Supporting School & Community Spirit Award was created to recognize school or club teams who are working to increase school and/or community spirit by cheering at events or volunteering their time in their community.
- Teams maybe competitive or recreational in nature.
- Events may include but are not limited to: Home or away games, pep rallies, spirit days/events, any non-competition event in which the cheer team is representing their school or club (e.g. cheering on participants at a charity run or walk, collecting donations for a charity drive, volunteering at a school or community event).
- Any event listed on the team submission must have 50% or more of your athletes present and participating in an official capacity in the event.
- If cheering a game, they must be active in leading a crowd of people in cheering. It is not necessary to perform a routine
- Award Levels: Bronze (5-10 events), Siliver (11-15 events), Gold (16-20 events) Platinum (21+ events)
Team Sportsmanship Award
Up to 5 teams will be awarded a sportsmanship award for their outstanding sportsmanship at ACA events, in their school and their community.
Coach of the Year
The Coach of the Year is awarded to a nominated coach or coaching team who have made a positive and significant difference in the lives of their athletes, school/club and supporting athlete families on and off the competition floor.
Novice Coach of the Year
The Novice Coach of the Year is awarded to a nominated coach in their first three years of coaching as a certified coach who have made a positive and significant difference in the lives of their athletes, school/club and supporting athlete families on and off the competition floor. This award will be given to up to two coaches.
Each year the ACA awards scholarships to students who are in Grade 12, graduating high school and moving into post-secondary studies, and to those who are already attending post-secondary institutions. Applicants are required to demonstrate their academic, volunteer and cheerleading commitments, showcasing their leadership abilities and their continued desire and plans to contribute to the sport of cheerleading in Alberta. While the Awards Committee strives t o award two scholarships each year, they reserve the right to award scholarships and amounts as they sees fit. The ACA reserves the right to cancel any or all scholarships if applications received are deemed ineligible or undeserving.
Outstanding Contributions Award
Started in 2004, this is a special award given to someone who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the development of cheerleading in Alberta and has been involved with the sport in various capacities throughout their cheerleading career.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE AWARDS ARE PRESENTED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE AWARDS COMMITTEE AND MAY NOT BE AWARDED ANNUALLY
Rookie Judge of the Year
The Rookie Judge of the Year Award is given to a first-year Judge who has demonstrated professionalism and excellence in their role as a competition judge. The recipient will have shown enthusiasm to learn and grow into their role, and will have attended several competitions and training opportunities throughout the season. The recipient of this award is selected by the ACA Coordinator and Judges.
Judge of the Year
The Judge of the Year Award is given to an official with two or more seasons of judging experience. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in their officiating, and will have upheld professional standards throughout the season. The individual will have acted as a role model or mentor for newer judges and will have attended several competitions and training opportunities throughout the season. The recipient of this award is selected by the ACA Coordinator and Judges
This award recognizes a judging official who has made a significant contribution to the development of judging in Alberta. The recipient of this award will be selected by an ACA Coordinator and/or the ACA Awards Committee.